MAKE YOUR MARK WITH TEA

Setting up your tea business

From the tea bush to your customers’ cups, I can guide you through all aspects of setting up and running your tea business.

With a wealth of experience in the global tea trade, I can help you with finding the right suppliers, creating eye-catching marketing and preparing for a successful brand launch.

I have looked after multi-million pound commodities and procurement programmes, so I can advise on managing costs and risk too.

PUTTING THE TASTE IN TEA

Advising on taste & quality

As a professional tea taster and judge, I can offer an independent appraisal of your tea range – advising you on quality, freshness and consistency.

Drawing on my extensive knowledge of market and regional taste preferences, I can help you make informed choices to enhance and expand your tea menu.

My tea services include:

  • quality assessment
  • evaluation of your brand versus your competitors’ products
  • dispute arbitration
  • competition judging

I carry out all tea tasting work in strict accordance with industry standards for professional tea tasting.

LET YOUR TEA BE THE BEST IT CAN BE

Tea training

As a professional tea tutor, I run hands-on training sessions and masterclasses for tea rooms, hotels and restaurants.

Whatever your business, I can tailor the training to you and your people. Topics can include different tea types, the history of tea, etiquette, storage, brewing techniques and food pairing. Group and one-to-one sessions are available.

I can also produce a tea tasting book, with detailed product notes, for your staff and customers.

Recent clients have included Rothay Manor and The Tea House in Covent Garden.

HAVE FUN WITH TEA

Teambuilding & events

Tea provides a great way to bring people together and have fun!

I have run teambuilding events for some of the UK’s biggest companies – using tea to get people thinking in different ways and working together creatively.

I also run other tea-related events and take part in corporate PR work. Recent activities have included live radio interviews on tea at a Barclaycard press event and collaborations with McVitie’s and Rice Dream.

FIND THE PERFECT MATCH

Tea & food pairing

Just like a fine wine, the right tea can bring out new and exciting flavours in your food.

Tea and food pairing is a highly specialised skill that requires extensive knowledge of the different aromas and flavours.

As a professional flavour expert and tea sommelier, I can find the perfect tea accompaniment for your food – adding an unusual twist to your menu and creating the ultimate dining experience.

PACK A PUNCH WITH TEA

Tea cocktails

Tea and herbs make a great addition to cocktails or mixed drinks – creating a wide array of different flavours.

From tea vodkas to peppermint-infused delights, tea cocktails can be used in innovative ways to either launch or promote your business brand.

Using the finest ingredients and on-trend flavours, I can work with you to design your own delicious blends.

Together, we’ll create the right recipe for your business – achieving the perfect balance of tea, alcohol, herbs and spices to pack a punch and wow your customers.

DESIGN YOUR OWN TEA

Creating bespoke teas & herbal blends

Designing your own tea blend is a great way to build your business brand with a distinctive and unusual product.

There are thousands of varieties of tea globally and, as a master tea blender, I’ll work with you to create a tea that matches your business brand and style.

You can choose from a whole range of options:

  • loose leaf or tea bag
  • green, black, oolong, pu-erh or white tea blends
  • fruit or herbal infusions
  • functional ‘wellness’ teas, such as detox and sleep